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Graduate School Calendar 

Below you'll find information on Graduate School deadlines regarding advancement to candidacy, defense committee requests, graduation applications, and other transactions.

Additional deadlines and dates are detailed on the official Academic Calendar and University Calendar, which are both maintained by the Registrar's Office:

 

Graduate School Deadlines 

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Summer 2022 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

Summer 2022 Deadlines DATE

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate School from Department

Four weeks before defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the May Commencement program. The online form can be found here: Application for Graduation (Masters students should apply via SOLAR)  The SOLAR application for graduation will also be available until Wednesday, April 13th, 2022.  All candidates that apply for graduation after April 13th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School Office.

NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Candidates for August diplomas must be registered in the summer session in order to graduate.  Candidates may be registered for a zero credit course (graduate level) to fulfill this requirement.  During the Fall and Spring terms, zero credit courses do not constitute fulfillment of the registration requirement for graduation.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2022 diplomas, the following deadlines are in effect: 

 
Fall 2022 Deadlines DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Friday, April 1, 2022

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Fall 2022 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.
These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on August 26th.

Friday, August 26, 2022

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. No later than 4 pm.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition. No later than 4 pm.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate
School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for  graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here:

http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php
(Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR) The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Wednesday, November 9, 2022. All candidates that apply for graduation after November 9th will NOT BE included in the publication.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School.
NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, January 6, 2023

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.
Revised 07/15/22

Important Information

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period. This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account. Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website. Degree applications are not carried forward.

For departments with graduate programs and degree candidates for Fall 2022 diplomas AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY, the following deadlines are in effect: 

 
Fall 2022 Deadlines AT THE SUNY-KOREA CAMPUS ONLY DATE
Course Catalog Revisions Due

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Course Catalog – Adding Topics and New Courses

Friday, April 1, 2022

Last day for the Graduate School to receive admission materials for Fall 2022 admits. This includes matriculating APP students.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Last day to file a Leave of Absence in order to maintain continuous matriculation or Change of Level/Program. Also last day to enroll in one class before late fees are incurred.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Last day for the Graduate School to receive Fall Advancement to Candidacy (G5 status) forms from Departments.
These forms must be submitted no later than 2pm on September 2nd.

Friday, September 2, 2022

End of Late Registration via SOLAR. Last day to request an underload. 
No later than 4 pm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Last day to complete full-time registration via swap petition.
No later than 4 pm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Defense Committee Requests due to the Graduate
School from Departments.

Four weeks before the defense

Last day for Graduate Students to apply for graduation online and be included in the December Commencement program. The online form can be found here: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/academics/graduation_application.php (Masters/Certificate students should apply via SOLAR). The SOLAR application for graduation will be available until Friday, October 21, 2022.
All candidates that apply for graduation after October 21st will NOT BE
included in the publication.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Last day for Graduate Students to file theses/dissertations with the Graduate School.
NOTE: Extensions to this deadline are not granted.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Last day for Departments to submit completion statements for candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree.

Friday, January 6, 2023

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Revised 7/19/22

 

Candidates who do not complete degree requirements must have their program submit an approved change of graduation date form for a subsequent degree awarding period.  This form is submitted to our gradgraduation@stonybrook.edu email account.  Please do not reapply for graduation through SOLAR or our website.  Degree applications are not carried forward.

Amended 09/27/2021